For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and resulting health disparities.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A small, historically Black university known for its success in getting Black graduates into medical school announced Thursday that it is now planning its own medical school in New Orleans.
Scientists are getting their first peek at the genes of nearly 100,000 Americans in what's considered a uniquely diverse genomic database -- part of a quest to reduce health disparities and end cookie-cutter care.
DETROIT (AP) — Two programs that provide access to food in Detroit neighborhoods will share $900,000 from Rite Aid Healthy Futures.
The funding is through Rite Aid Healthy Futures' Strengthening Cities initiative that's designed to reduce health disparities for children and youth in city neighborhoods.
LONDON (AP) — The British government is investigating whether built-in racial bias in some medical devices led to Black and Asian people getting sick and dying disproportionately from COVID-19.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Sunday that the pandemic had highlighted health disparities along race and gender lines.
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A new partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock and New Hampshire Legal Assistance aims to help young families with legal problems that harm their health.
The two-year pilot program is a medical-legal partnership for families with young children in Sullivan County and the Upper Valley.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native Americans have contracted COVID-19 at two to three times the rate of white Minnesotans over the past month, according to state health officials.
There are large pockets of unvaccinated people in the 18 to 49 age range in Minnesota's tribal communities and across the country, according to Mary Owen, director of the Center for American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota medical school.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. April Carson, an epidemiologist with a history of work focused on diabetes and cardiovascular disease research, is the next director of the Jackson Heart Study.
Beginning in 1998, the study is the largest and longest-running longitudinal study of cardiovascular health in African Americans.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's two medical schools are collaborating on a study addressing health disparities in the state.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin will use $3 million in endowment money to measure and recommend solutions for health inequities, which have been underscored by the coronavirus pandemic.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho was awarded $30.7 million in federal coronavirus relief funds Wednesday to address health disparities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The money awarded Wednesday is part of the $2.25 billion in supplementary funding previous approved by Congress.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $24.5 million in health-related COVID-19 funds to assist medically underserved communities, the state's congressional delegation said Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is bringing back the Draft-a-Thon that raised money last year for charities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic...
BEIJING (AP) — China took the U.S. to task Wednesday over racism, financial inequality and the federal government’s response to the coronavirus in an annual report that seeks to counter U.S. accusations of human rights abuses by China’s ruling Communist Party.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen clergy members from the capital region rolled up their sleeves inside the Washington National Cathedral and got vaccinated against the coronavirus Tuesday in a camera-friendly event designed to encourage others to get their own COVID-19 shots...
PHOENIX (AP) — The executive director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health has been named a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board...
A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups...